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Art Klein

Art Klein, 1920. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1920, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2010.

Art Klein, 1920. Originally in the Library of Congress, 1920, so copyright lapsed. JPEG copyright, Richard Jenkins, 2010.

Born:

16 Mar 1889
Cleveland, Ohio

Died:

06 Jun 1955
Los Angeles, California

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

5 (1914-1922)

Later built the Kleinart Indy car and chassis, and ran a garage. Also worked as a road tester, assembly builder and cigar clerk! Klein, full name Arthur Haas Klein, was the son of German emigrants who began racing on dirt tracks in the late 1900's. He raced for a while before serving his country in World War 1 in the US Engineering Corps, where he became a Lieutenant, based in Issoudoun in France. Thereafter somewhat feted when he drove as a brave American officer, he took his most notable win in 1920 at the Beverly Hills board track race in 1920.

Biography last updated 26 Dec 2015